HLWIKI hits 20 million mark

HLWIKI International, a wiki originally created to support LIBR 534: Health Information Sources and Services & LIBR 559M – Social Media for Information Professionals at UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), has reached a new milestone: 20,000,000 million page views.

The wiki has become part of a larger strategy to track information practices in health librarianship especially fast-moving topics related to information technology. For eight years the wiki has been used as a digital space for teaching, information-sharing and collaborative writing. (The attached shows views from all over the world, especially in developing countries where librarians may need to access a current source in their field.)

I’d like to thank the librarians on our Advisory for their assistance in the project. From its start, the wiki was meant to build a health information and libraries tool with a global perspective but to emphasize issues affecting Canadian practitioners. If you look at the top 100 files of more than 1100 entries many are now essential sources of information (judging from their usage). Dean Giustini, UBC

Most viewed pages
HLWIKI International 549,326
Aboriginal health 371,997
Aboriginal health search filter 194,380
Apple iPhone4 for physicians 169,287
Accreditation 155,549
Google scholar 135,696
Author impact metrics 134,856
Altmetrics 120,880
Academic libraries 2.0 112,644
Google scholar bibliography 107,580